LAHORE: Chaudhry Mohammad Ijaz-ul-Haq, son of former military dictator Zia-ul-Haq, has decided to join hands with Nawaz Sharif. Ijaz further stated that a formal announcement in this respect would be made soon after meeting the Pakistan Muslim League leader Nawaz Sharif.
The announcement of the decision came forwards on Tuesday when Ijaz-ul-Haq showed positive intent towards joining the PML-N. Ijaz cemented this by stating that he was always a part of the Muslim League and would continue to be part of it.
Ijaz-ul-Haq has been politically affiliated with with father’s endorsed political party, Pakistan Muslim League. Ijaz has earlier served as federal minister for Labour, Manpower and overseas Pakistanis from 1997- 1999 in Nawaz Sharif’s government. In 2004, he was made Federal Minister for Religious Affairs of Pakistan with the additional charge of Ministry of Minority Affairs after allying with PML-Q.
He lost for the first time in the 2008 general election, and resigned from the PML-Q in February 2010.
His revived PML-Zia upset the Pakistan Peoples Party in Bahawalnagar for Member of the Provincial Assembly in March 2010.